1980 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1980 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 31–19 vs. Ohio State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 8
1980 record 10–2
Head coach Joe Paterno (15th year)
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,770)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
#5 Florida State           10 2 0
#8 Penn State           10 2 0
#9 Notre Dame           9 2 1
#18 Miami           9 3 0
Southern Miss           9 3 0
Navy           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
Boston College           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           7 4 0
Rutgers           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Tulane           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
North Texas State           6 5 0
Villanova           6 5 0
West Virginia           6 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Richmond           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
East Carolina           4 7 0
Illinois State           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
Holy Cross           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Memphis           2 9 0
William & Mary           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1980 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 Colgate No. 18 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 54–10   78,926
September 20 at Texas A&M No. 12 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN (tape delay) W 25–9   66,234
September 27 No. 3 Nebraska No. 11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 7–21   84,585
October 4 at No. 9 Missouri No. 17 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN (tape delay) W 29–21   75,298
October 11 at Maryland No. 14 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) W 24–10   48,123
October 18 Syracusedagger No. 12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 24–7   84,000
October 25 at West Virginia No. 13 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) W 20–15   49,000
November 1 Miami (FL) No. 13 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA TCS W 27–12   83,661
November 8 North Carolina State No. 10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 21–13   83,847
November 15 at Temple No. 9 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 50–7   49,313
November 28 No. 4 Pittsburgh No. 5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 9–14   82,459
December 26 vs. No. 11 Ohio State No. 10 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl/Rivalry) NBC W 31–19   66,738
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Fiesta Bowl[edit]

1980 Fiesta Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 6 13 0 0 19
Penn State 7 3 7 14 31
  • Date: December 26
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
  • Game attendance: 66,738
  • Television network: NBC

[2]

NFL Draft[edit]

Seven Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1981 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 28 28 Booker Moore Running back Buffalo Bills
3rd 2 58 Bill Dugan Offensive guard Seattle Seahawks
6th 9 147 Pete Kugler Nose tackle San Francisco 49ers
6th 10 148 Larry Kubin Linebacker Washington Redskins
7th 20 186 Brad Scovill Seattle Seahawks
8th 21 214 Gene Gladys New Orleans Saints
11th 13 289 Frank Case Defensive end Kansas City Chiefs

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